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Chaga Collecting – North Central Vermont

Walking in the Rain

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On a rainy day in late May, we went into the forest in Northern Central Vermont.  The leaves were just starting to come out.  We walked uphill next to streams to collect a piece of chaga.
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We found the Chaga, but it was on a dead birch tree. Can tell it was dead by looking up and finding that the branches were rotten and falling off.  Once the Birch tree is dead, it loses its life force, and therefore the chaga loses its health benefits.

IMG_0153Found pretty trilliums along the way on the side of the trail.

As we were walking up the trail looking through the trees, we found a huge piece of chaga about 100 feet off the trail, next to a stream in the shape of a rhinocerous horn. It was too high off the ground to reach so we’re going to come back with prusiks, a static line and a harness.

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